Team Xecuter gets its custom firmware into Nintendo Switch Lite
For weeks now, Team-Xecuter is said to have found a way to bring its custom SX OS firmware to the Nintendo Switch Lite, a console model that was thought to be invulnerable due to its features and changes at the hardware level. Today the rumours end and the official confirmation comes: Team-Xecuter has said never say never when it comes to installing custom SX OS firmware on a Nintendo Switch Lite.
To demonstrate their feat, Team Xecuter has released a video where we can see a Nintendo Switch Lite starting up with version 3.0.0 of the SX OS, which is not yet publicly available. The console loads the custom firmware without any problem and starts the game Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido. How did they do it? We do not know that yet and further details will not be provided until early 2020.
Team Xecuter may not be to everyone's liking, but on the Nintendo Switch scene it shows that they're a step ahead of the rest right now. Getting a custom firmware installed on the Nintendo Switch Lite is an achievement. The system integrates the Joy-Con into its structure making it more difficult to enter Recovery Mode (RCM), and like the new Nintendo Switch model (Mariko) its hardware has been modified from the factory to cover up the security problems that the original system had.
We'll have to wait a little while for more information. However, as of today it can be confirmed that Team Xecuter has made the Nintendo Switch Lite a vulnerable system. We will see if in time the Atmosphère team, an open source custom firmware, achieves the same breakthrough. They have a hard time if the solution is hardware, but it is possible that the Team Xecuter method is also used to install Atmosphère or any other custom firmware.